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International adoption
Jasper, Margaret C.
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Publication Information:
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Oceana Publications, Inc., [2003]

Physical Description:
vii, 120 pages : forms ; 24 cm.
Overview of international adoption -- Processing the international adoption -- Obtaining an immigrant visa for the adopted child -- Applying for U.S. citizenship for the adopted child -- The Intercountry adoption act of 2000 -- Adoption agents and facilitators.
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Central Library KF545.Z9 J7 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library KF545.Z9 J7 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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There are many citizens in the United States who have hopes of adopting a child. However, there are fewer and fewer children in America who are available for adoption. International Adoption provides an overview of international adoption, and discusses the steps prospective adoptive parents must take to adopt a child from abroad, and obtain United States citizenship for that child. This Almanac also discusses the applicable immigration laws which must be complied with in order to legally bring an adoptive, or prospective adoptive, child born abroad to the United States, and provides important information concerning some of the illegal and unscrupulous practices which a prospective adoptive parent may encounter in pursuing an international adoption.

The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.

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